Even as the first wave of the pandemic still roils, fears are rising of a second crush of COVID-19 infections. But because the novel coronavirus is, well, novel, no one can yet say if that will happen. One thing is certain, though, another viral wave is coming: flu season.
Rob Knight, professor and director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation addresses questions from students, faculty and staff to submit their questions about the importance of testing wastewater for SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—and what happens when trace amounts are found.
The U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Guidebook ranks the University of California San Diego the nation’s 8th best public university, up two spots compared to last year. The school also ranks 15th among the best colleges for veterans for participating in federal initiatives helping veterans…
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Retention and Success Maruth Figueroa and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Life Patricia Mahaffey address questions about Triton Weeks of Welcome events, how to get involved in student organizations and recreation activities and more.
A key part of UC San Diego’s proactive Return to Learn strategy to detect SARS CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) and reduce transmission of the virus is wastewater monitoring.
When fall quarter begins Sept. 28 at the University of California San Diego, there will be fewer students on campus to allow for effective public health protocols. Approximately 7,500 undergraduate students will be living in single occupancy rooms for the fall quarter.
Reina Juarez, Ph.D., director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UC San Diego answered questions on topics such as how to maintain mental health during a time of great uncertainty, ways to combat loneliness and what mental health support is available to students, faculty and staff.
Dr. Robert “Chip” Schooley, professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a leader of UC San Diego’s Return to Learn program, addresses questions on the purpose of asymptomatic testing, how testing can be accessed and what happens if a positive result is received.
To address questions about what personal protective equipment will be available, how classrooms and other spaces are being sanitized and ways that water and ventilation systems are being upgraded, we spoke with Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning.
All faculty, staff and student employees are now eligible to schedule a no-cost asymptomatic COVID-19 test. The purpose of the testing, which is part of the campus’ multifaceted Return to Learn Program, is to promote a healthy workplace and prioritize campus and employee safety.